Bruichladdich Rocks

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Edition
Banyuls Wine Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2008 6:07 pm

Average value

€ 70.25

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165 × member ratings

509 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich Rocks

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.13 points

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Bruichladdich (Islay, Scotland)
    Bottling: Rocks
    46% alc., Matured in bourbon barrels, matured in Grenache wine barrels.

    Nose: Grapes, raspberries and apples (Pink Lady), toasted malt gives rise to associations with fruity black beers. The bourbon barrels leave a trace of vanilla. ...

    Taste: oak - there is the wine barrel. Red fruits, wild berries and spices, maybe cloves? The malt is clearly noticeable.

    Finish: Still warm in the stomach, medium to long.

    Conclusion: Great "Vintage", created by Jim McEwan. Wine finishes can quickly go wrong. I will introduce some of the distillery Arran even closer. This "Laddie" definitely plays in the first league!

    86/100 points
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  2. granella2003 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Another Bruichladdich masterpiece
    • Nose
      Very sweet, sherry and malt
    • Taste
      Lots of malt and sherry, red fruits, a hint of smoke and a bit of salty
    • Finish
      Sherry, nuts, sherry again for a lonf aftertaste

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Higher score since my last review in 2016.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sugar sweet and a fruity jam. Freshness of a light sea breeze. Grain and hay.
    • Taste
      Light smoky peat in a medium body and very chewy straight away. Brown Sugar sweet and malty - yeasty. Light pepper and some oak.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, dry oak, chewy and barley.

  6. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Very interesting in the nose. A bit less taste than expected but a very good dram for the price.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur


    The second miniature of my Tasting Pack is the Bruichladdich Rocks, the 2008 version.

    The nose of the Rocks is fairly sweet without really being sweet. You follow? I get some apricots and vanilla and leather, albeit less than on the Waves. No farmy notes here, but something that reminds me of aspirin. Or an effervescent tablet. Weird, but it works. After a few moments, some stable scents do appear and it suddenly turns quite creamy. Nice.

    Darn! The first thing that hits the tastebuds is a big floral note, almost perfume! Even worse than on the Waves. Luckily there is enough fruit and spices to mask this. The fruit is bigger than the nose let on. Think apples, apricots, raspberries and a bit of grapefruit. Midpalate it turns oaky bitter.

    The finish is short to medium long, just like the Waves, but with more liquorice at the death. It leaves your mouth dry.

    Nice nose, but on the palate, the floral element is just too big. I do not expect this from Bruichladdich.

  8. ASWhisky did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    nothing to drink as a Whisky
    • Taste
      what's that?

  9. karloff scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    For a NAS it is quite a nice whisky and for a reasonable price.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Nothing for me. Thin bodied, alcoholic, feisty, bitter due to its obvious youth... 

    I´m not a Bruichladdich fan in general but this one is the worst I had so far.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72


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